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Invasion of Europe round-up: UN bullies the West (so what else is new!)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 23, 2014

Editor:  LOL! This is one way to deal with my growing backlog!

“No expense spared” as Saudi Arabia builds the world’s best security fence. The UN and its “humanitarian” lapdogs are silent. http://www.homelandsecurityresearch.com/2008/06/saudi-arabia-border-fence-market-largest-in-the-world/

~UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Socialist Antonio Gutteres opines that European financial support for Syrian refugees is no longer enough and that more countries (besides Germany and Sweden) need to open their arms to mostly Muslim ‘refugees’ and invite them in.

~They are breaking into Spain through Morocco, but Spain is not a welcoming place say Syrian refugees who want to move on to Germany, Sweden or France.

~Bulgarian “anti-refugee” border fence ticks-off the international humanitarian industrial complex.  But they say nothing that I know of about the best border fences in the world protecting Saudi Arabia!   We have reported on several occasions that S.A. rounds up, and deports, all those would-be asylum seekers who do manage to get into the “Kingdom.”

~Longer wait for Syrians trying to get into Sweden, is the slowdown on purpose?

~Italian police arrest Somali (Italian national) human trafficker. Italy has rescued 66,000 illegal aliens entering Italy by sea in the last six months!  20 Somalis among 600 illegal aliens rescued by Italian Navy this week.

~Turkey attempts to clear Istanbul of Syrian beggars living on the streets.  Turkey, a Muslim country, has been “welcoming” but the citizens there are losing patience now.

~Muslim immigrants turn Paris into war zone.

Notice a common thread.  Truth-be-told, Europe isn’t so welcoming to ‘asylum seekers’ because the illegal aliens trying to break in are almost all Muslims.  Not even Saudi Arabia wants them.

If Saudi Arabia can build a 1,600-mile-long fence, why can’t we?   Just asking!

For more in our ‘Invasion of Europe’ series, click here.

 

Posted in Africa, Asylum seekers, Europe, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Netherlands refuses to take more than 250 Syrian refugees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 18, 2014

Good for you Holland—hang tough!

The Dutch know that Syrian refugees will only add to their Muslim immigrant problem.

Just a quick story from early in the week, completely buried by the flood of news about the US migrant invasion.

From The Amsterdam Herald:

The Dutch government is resisting pressure from the United Nations to accept more than 250 refugees from the civil war in Syria.

Opposition parties have also criticised the stance of deputy justice minister Fred Teeven, who said victims of the conflict should be accommodated in neighbouring countries. The Netherlands is spending €76.5 million on support in the region.

Other European countries are taking in a far greater share of the estimated three million Syrian refugees. Germany is accommodating 10,000, while Sweden is housing 1,200 and Norway 1,000. Both countries have much smaller populations than the Netherlands.

On Friday the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) urged European nations to “accept far more Syrians”, while ChristenUnie MP Joel Voordewind said the government was being too slow in finding shelter for the refugees who have been accepted.

“There are 150 refugees waiting in Lebanon because there is no accommodation for them in the Netherlands,” he said. “The allocation of housing for these people has begun far too late.”

Every time I see a story like this, I search for any blast from the UN or the worldwide humanitarian industrial complex at the US for taking only a tiny fraction of the the 2,000 Syrians that the Obama Administration was suggesting might be our quota for the year.

Something is fishy here.  The contractors want the US to take up to 15,000 Syrians this fiscal year (which ends on Sept. 30th) and yet there is almost complete silence on that at the moment.  Maybe they know that with all the invasion news, bringing tens of thousands of Syrians to the US at this particular time would push American citizens over the edge.  Or, somehow they are pulling it off in secrecy!

Posted in Europe, Muslim refugees, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 3 Comments »

UNHCR: Detention of asylum seekers ist verboten

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 6, 2014

Or, so they would like it to be forbidden!   Think about this!  The UN High Commissioner for Refugees is telling certain countries (to start with! others will be next!) to allow anyone claiming asylum to simply roam free and get “services.”

Who the hell do they think they are!

And, why countries that want to save themselves from invasion don’t just get out of the UN is beyond me.

One-worlder Volker Turk: Detaining people is not the answer. Let them roam free and give them “services.” http://www.cassese-initiative.org/global-education/summer-schools/faculty/9-global-education/73-turk-bio.html

LOL!  One of the countries the UN is telling to release asylum seekers is Mexico—well obviously Mexico is not detaining the tens of thousands of asylum-seeking “children” passing through Mexico to get to the US border.***

And, note that the UN is not (yet) telling the US to stop detaining illegal migrants.

From Malta Today:

The UN refugee agency yesterday issued a new global strategy aimed at helping countries move away from the detention of asylum seekers, refugees and stateless people worldwide.

Detention of asylum-seekers and refugees has become routine in a number of countries. It has serious lasting effects on individuals and families and the UNHCR said that it is concerned about the growing use of immigration detention, particularly of children.

The new strategy, ‘Beyond Detention’, calls firstly for an end to the detention of children, secondly to ensure that alternatives to detention are available in law and that they are implemented, and thirdly to ensure that conditions of detention – when unavoidable – fully meet international human rights standards.

“Seeking asylum is lawful and the exercise of a fundamental human right,” UNHCR’s Director of International Protection Volker Türk said “The detention of asylum-seekers as a routine response should be avoided. These are people who need protection. We are ready to work with governments on this, particularly to end the practice of detaining asylum-seeking children.”  [Who isn't an asylum seeker these days?---ed]

Türk said that the UNHCR recognised that irregular entry or stay presented many challenges to countries, but he said that detaining people was not the answer. “UNHCR recommends that people seeking asylum be properly received, allowed freedom of movement and access to services in the community. Seeking asylum is not illegal under international law and people have a right to be treated humanely and with dignity.”

UNHCR has identified a number of countries to work with initially to revisit detention practices and to strengthen alternatives to detention, including Malta, Hungary, Indonesia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Thailand, UK and Zambia. UNHCR plans to expand this group of countries over the coming five years.

The international Left is busy, busy, busy these days!

Follow our history of poor little Malta as it became a target for illegal aliens especially when the US State Department (egged-on by Malta’s Jesuits) started taking some of their illegal economic migrants to America calling them refugees.  One could write a book about the ‘invasion of Europe’ and how Malta became a beach head.  See our ‘Invasion of Europe’ series by clicking here.

*** See all of our posts on the invasion of the US by ‘unaccompanied minors.’  Forgotten in all of the hullabaloo is that legitimate asylum-seekers are, by international law, supposed to ask for asylum in the first safe country in which they arrive.  They are not supposed to be shopping for countries of their choice!  All of  those “vulnerable” kids  should have asked for asylum in Mexico!

Posted in Asylum seekers, Changing the way we live, Europe, Immigration fraud, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: , , , | 1 Comment »

Ireland criticised for not taking enough “refugees”

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 2, 2014

Refugee Council of Ireland protest outside Irish government buildings.

 

There is hope for Ireland after all! 

The ‘invasion of Europe’ is not getting there fast enough according to the Refugee Council of Ireland.

From Irish Central:

Ireland is bottom of the European league table when it comes to offering asylum to refugees – including those from war torn Syria – according to a new report.

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The Eurostat report says: “The three largest groups of beneficiaries of protection status in the EU28 in 2013 remained citizens of Syria (35,800 persons or 26 percent of the total number of persons granted protection status), Afghanistan (16,400 or 12 percent) and Somalia (9,700 or 7 percent).

[....]

Ireland allowed only 150 out of 840 applicants asylum status while 55 others received interim permission to remain in the state.

The figures put the country at the bottom of the league along with the Baltic and some south-eastern European states.

Click here for our complete ‘invasion of Europe’ series which we haven’t had much time for lately due to the stepped-up invasion of America.   All of our posts on Ireland are here.

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UNHCR says US has pledged “open-ended resettlement numbers” for Syrians

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 30, 2014

What the heck does “open-ended” mean?

We have been puzzled in recent weeks about why there is no announcement from the US State Department about the number of Syrians they expect to resettle in the US this fiscal year (the fiscal year ends Sept. 30th).  As regular visitors to RRW  know, the contractors*** want 12,000-15,000 this year.

As of May 31st we have resettled 42 Syrians as “refugees.”   And, there isn’t much squawking coming from the contractors.  Do they know something we don’t know?

Here is the news release from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees:

Geneva, 27 June 2014 – New offers of resettlement or humanitarian admissions for Syrian refugees were today pledged by Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland and Uruguay. In all, 565 new places were announced during a high-level meeting of 42 countries, taking the total number of offers received since mid-2013 to more than 34,700 places. In addition, the United States has pledged open-ended resettlement numbers.

The majority of offers to date come from European states, with Germany having offered over half the global total. [Invasion of Europe!---ed].   In all 22 countries have offered places for Syrian refugees so far.

High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said: “I hope this momentum continues over the coming months. Resettlement and other humanitarian admission programmes are critical and can be life-saving for the victims of the conflict in Syria.

Now, go to the US Refugee Admission numbers for this year (so far, as of May 31).

Obama set the ceiling for admissions from the Near East/South Asia at 33,000 for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30th.  (See Presidential Determination for FY2014.)

We have taken 11,660 Iraqis so far.   6,005 came from Bhutan, and smaller numbers from other countries in the region bringing the total to 20,278.  There are also 2,000 spaces labeled as ‘unallocated reserve.’   It is those 2,000 spaces that most observers believe will be available to Syrians.

There is no such thing as open-ended resettlement, EXCEPT as this President has shown us time and again, he can make law since most members of the Legislative branch of government have abrogated their duty under the Constitution and are letting him get away with it!

Will the announcement on Syrians arriving in large numbers during the remaining 3 months of the fiscal year be the next stunner out of the lawless Obama Administration?

***The contractors:

Posted in Europe, Iraqi refugees, Muslim refugees, Obama, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »

Sweden: whole school class of girls had genitals mutilated

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 25, 2014

Diversity is strength alert!

 

Oh my God!

 

As long-time readers know, Sweden is my bet for the first European country to fall to Islamic dominance.  We have an extensive archive, click here, on the insane Swedish Leftists who have opened their doors wide to any Muslim migrants who can get there!

Here is a story from last week (posted on World Refugee Propaganda Day no less) about a shocking discovery in Sweden!   All the girls in one school class were mutilated!

From Breitbart (hat tip: Judy).  Emphasis is mine:

School health services in the small Swedish city of Norrköping have found 60 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) among schoolgirls since March, with evidence of mutilation found in all 30 girls in one class, 28 of the most severe form.

In Sweden, where the EU’s Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) says that FGM “is considered to be a serious problem,” the law enables genital examination of children to be carried out without parents’ consent.

FGM has been a crime in Sweden since 1982 and can be punished by up to four years in prison, increased to 10 years if judged to be an aggravated offence.

According to EIGE, concerns about FGM became widespread in Sweden in the early and mid-1990s with the influx of Somali migrants: “The first national action taken in the field…was initiated after alarming testimonies from the healthcare sector indicating the existence of FGM among many — if not all — women that originated from FGM-practising countries.”

If they are “refugees” who fear for their lives, what the hell are they doing going back to their “home country?”

Now the daughters of immigrants are in danger of undergoing FGM. According to the Local, the risk of becoming a victim of the procedure increases in the summer when many schoolgirls visit their parents’ home country: “We’re working to inform parents that they could face prison if they come back and their children have undergone female genital mutilation,” said Petra Blom Andersson, student health coordinator in Norrköping.

Mutilation carried out abroad has been a crime in Sweden since 1999.

In 2013, Somalis were the third largest group granted asylum in the EU countries, according to a Eurostat figures reported yesterday by Breitbart London, with almost 10,000 granted protection. Sweden gave refugee status to 26,400 people last year, more than any other EU country.

You know this is happening in America too!  The silence is deafening!

Posted in Africa, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Europe, health issues, Muslim refugees, Stealth Jihad, women's issues | Tagged: , , | 4 Comments »

Migrant invasion of Europe continues every day, mostly Muslims

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 20, 2014

The number of “refugees” worldwide may have dropped in the last couple of decades, but the number “welcomed” in Europe has increased.

This is what the Mediterranean tide brings in on a daily basis.  Al-Hijra anyone!

 

‘New Europeans’ rescued at sea after launching from Libya.

 

Syrians, Afghans and Somalis top the list!  From AP at FoxNews:

BRUSSELS – The European Union’s statistical agency says more people were granted asylum across the 28-nation bloc last year mostly because of a high influx of refugees fleeing the war in Syria.

Eurostat said Thursday the number of accepted asylum seekers rose by 17 percent to 135,700 in 2013 from 116,200 a year earlier, meaning about one in three applications was accepted out of a total of 462,000.

The biggest group of refugees that were granted asylum were some 36,000 Syrians, a quarter of the total, followed by about 16,000 Afghans and 9,700 Somalis.

Sweden, with 9.6 million inhabitants, was the most generous country in accepting asylum seekers, granting protection to 26,400 people, followed by Germany, the EU’s most populous nation, which accepted 26,100 people. France took in 16,200, and Italy 14,500.

If you haven’t treated yourself to some light (LOL!) summer reading, how about The Camp of the Saints (along with Al-Hijra)!

See our ‘invasion of Europe’ series by clicking here.

See the Department of Homeland Security’s annual flow report for 2012 (the most recent one we could find) that summarizes the numbers and where they come from of US refugees and asylees.   The Office of Refugee Resettlement told us that in 2013 we took about 143,000 refugees and asylum seekers (all are eligible for welfare goodies).

Posted in Africa, Asylum seekers, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Europe, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Stealth Jihad, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 2 Comments »

“Humanitarians” say the UK not doing enough for Syrian refugees as only 24 admitted so far

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 18, 2014

The UK government is being whacked for not doing enough to give aid to Syrian refugees by admitting them to the UK, but what continues to me as a most amazing thing is that the US has only let in 42 Syrians so far through the Refugee Admissions program and no one is whacking Obama!    [Syrians may be getting in through other means---ed].

Every day I check my alerts for the Obama announcement—nothing so far.

And, every month I check the numbers for our refugee admissions, here, and in the first 8 months of this fiscal year we have admitted 42 Syrians.   The UN wanted us to take 30,000 this year and the contractors were pushing for nearly that many.

Somehow, somewhere, someone in Washington is holding back the flood of Syrians to your towns and cities and I would love to know how and why that is!

LOL!  Maybe Obama is holding that card for his White House crisis for next week!

Here is the UK story at The Independent:

Luke Cooper, international anti-capitalist and author of “Beyond Capitalism” says the US is doing more for Syrian refugees than the UK?

Only 24 refugees from Syria have been allowed to enter Britain, almost six months after the Government promised that “several hundred” would be given sanctuary.

Refugee groups accused the Home Office of dragging its feet despite a growing humanitarian crisis in countries bordering Syria. Labour blamed the delay on the Government’s decision not to accept a quota of refugees under a United Nations programme and to run a “go it alone” scheme.

The UN High Commissioner on Refugees is on track to place 30,000 Syrians in rich nations. But it has warned that 100,000 people a month are now fleeing the country and is launching another appeal for countries to take in a total of another 100,000 Syrians in 2015 and 2016.

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The Government intends to admit 500 refugees – but now says that it will be over a three-year period. No timescale was given by Theresa May, the Home Secretary, in January, when she announced a U-turn after a campaign by The Independent.

I don’t know what Luke Cooper (Syria Solidarity Movement) is talking about here when he references US generosity? We do give large monetary donations, but we aren’t bringing Syrian refugees in large numbers yet!  Germany, as readers here know, has opened their country to thousands of Syrians (they are aiming for 20,000 this year).

The Home Office response to this catastrophe is quite disgraceful, especially seen in the context of the generous programmes of the United States, Germany, and others.”

Makes me wonder if Cooper and the other “humanitarian” types are being lied to by Obama or could we be bringing in Syrians under a different ethnic quota??? and that is why the US resettlement contractors have shut up lately.

I think the politicians in the UK see the writing on the wall for their political careers if they dump too many Muslims into British towns and cities at this point in time.

About the photo:  I just wasted a half an hour searching for a photo of Luke Cooper.  I believe this is him (and it makes sense that the man in the photo authored ‘Beyond Capitalism? The future of radical politics.‘)  The UK Syria Solidarity Movement is affiliated with the UK’s New Left and international anti-capitalists.

Whether on the US border or in Europe, the Hard Left is using migrants to bring on the revolution.

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Bulgaria trying to save itself from invasion comes under criticism

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 14, 2014

Recently we have praised two first world countries where governments are trying to save themselves from migrant tides rising around the world—Australia and Israel.  I should have added Bulgaria to the short list of countries with a will to survive.

More in our invasion of Europe series…..

Bulgarian nationalist party ATAKA wants Bulgaria for Bulgarians! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_%28political_party%29

Consider the source of the criticism—Human Rights Watch!

From Novinite.com:

Bulgaria has embarked on a “Containment Plan” to reduce the number of asylum seekers in the country, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Tuesday.

According to the 76-page report, called “Containment Plan: Bulgaria’s Pushbacks and Detention of Syrian and other Asylum Seekers and Migrants,” the plan has been carried out in part by summarily pushing back Syrians, Afghans, and others as they irregularly cross the border from Turkey. [Ticks me off!  No one ever criticizes Muslim Turkey for allowing the crossings of mostly Muslims into Bulgaria!---ed]

The document speaks of how in recent months Bulgarian border police have summarily returned people, who appear to be asylum seekers, to Turkey without proper procedures and with no opportunity to lodge asylum claims. Bulgaria should end summary expulsions at the Turkish border, stop the excessive use of force by border guards, and improve the treatment of detainees and conditions of detention in police stations and migrant detention centers, the report said.

Bulgaria has not been a host country for significant numbers of refugees on average registering about 1,000 asylum seekers per year in the past decade. The situation changed in 2013 when more than 11,000 people, over half of them fleeing Syria’s deadly repression and war, lodged asylum applications. Despite ample early warning signs, Bulgaria was unprepared for the increase, Human Rights Watch claimed citing a February 5, 2014 report by the Interior Ministry saying that “Until mid-2013 Bulgaria was completely unprepared for the forecasted refugee flow.”

Keep in mind that Bulgaria is not only being overrun with Syrians, Africans ‘make their way’ all the way to Bulgaria— some going through Turkey as well.

We have followed the plight of tiny Bulgaria for some time now, click here for more.  And, for our ‘invasion of Europe’ series, go here.

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Germany to take another 10,000 Syrians…..

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 14, 2014

…on top of the 10,000 they have already taken!   

We learned the other day that German public opinion is resoundingly against more Muslim immigration and I doubt that most of the newcomers are Christians.

From the German Mission in the US:

Germany has doubled the number of refugees from Syria it will accept to 20,000, the Interior Ministry has announced. “Germany stands by its humanitarian responsibility,” Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said. “It is therefore right that together we help even more.” Federal and state interior ministries agreed on the increase at their spring meeting in Bonn on June 12.

We posted this very interesting graph in February which gives you some idea of which European countries want Syrians:

 

So what is up with the US?  Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining but as of May 31 we had resettled (through the Refugee Admissions program) only 42 Syrians.  Compare that to the number of Iraqis (11,660), Burmese (9,500) and Somalis (5,015) we have taken already this year!   Someone somewhere has security concerns about the Syrians, but heck we took all those Iraqis and Somalis!

***Update***  This piece says Germany has already taken 40,000 Syrians and it’s a plea to take even more!

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